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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby sibinsam » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:04 am

Hi,
Is there any fix for this issue. I am also facing the same problem. Ticket id 711592.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:38 am

There several issues reported in this topic. Can you elaborate on what particular problem you have? Synthesized full being created for reversed incremental chain or Synthesized full being created several times during a day? Thanks.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby sibinsam » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:45 am

Synthesized full not being created unless there is a change to the vbk file. If we check the "process incremental files" all the vibs will be copied to tape. However if "process incremental files" is not checked the synthetic backup does occur but on the next run it says "no new files to backup" unless the vbk is modified by a change in retention policy.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:52 am

Synthesized full not being created unless there is a change to the vbk file.

Currently, it's by design. Processing increments option has to be enabled to make tape job create Synthesized full backup. Thanks.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby sibinsam » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:10 am

So we cannot have only a synthetic full without copying the vib also to tape?
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:55 am

Correct.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby sibinsam » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:29 am

:( so i guess ive got to do a reverse incremental to copy only the latest vbk to tape. I cant copy all the vib to tape because of limited number of tapes (we are on LTO 4) and management policy.
Was planning on using this feature to copy one full vbk to tape end of every month and also utilizing the forward forever incremental feature of v8.

Will there be any change/update in this method in patch 1?
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:41 am

Was planning on using this feature to copy one full vbk to tape end of every month and also utilizing the forward forever incremental feature of v8.

In case of monthly schedule, I believe you can achieve what you're after. Specify a monthly schedule for a backup to tape job, enable process increments option, and select the very same day (monthly schedule) for a synthesized full. This way, a backup to tape job should create only a full backup on tapes once a month. Thanks.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby sibinsam » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:09 am

Hi,
tried the above method but now job fails with error "Synthetic full BackupSrvFileToTape failed Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service. Failed to read data from the file"
Any suggestions?
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:13 pm

I suggest contacting technical support to take a closer look at your logs.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:21 pm

Also, please, make sure that you have installed patch 1: Release Notes for Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Patch 1. Thank you.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby haslund » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:58 pm

Backup Job is running Forever Forward.
I want to send a full backup to tape every Saturday and not process any incremental files.
Any way to make this work or do I need to wait for a hotfix?

I have created support case 00820041.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:36 pm

I want to send a full backup to tape every Saturday and not process any incremental files. Any way to make this work or do I need to wait for a hotfix?

Currently, synthesized full backup requires process incremental option enabled. We'll disregard that requirement in patch 2.
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby haslund » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:05 pm

v.Eremin wrote:
I want to send a full backup to tape every Saturday and not process any incremental files. Any way to make this work or do I need to wait for a hotfix?

Currently, synthesized full backup requires process incremental option enabled. We'll disregard that requirement in patch 2.


No chance for a private hotfix before patch 2? Even untested?
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Re: architecture with Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for ta

Veeam Logoby haslund » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:15 pm

v.Eremin wrote:
I want to send a full backup to tape every Saturday and not process any incremental files. Any way to make this work or do I need to wait for a hotfix?

Currently, synthesized full backup requires process incremental option enabled. We'll disregard that requirement in patch 2.


What if I setup the following:
Media Pool: New Media set every run
Backup to Tape: Full only on Saturdays. Enable Incrementals and then ONLY schedule the job to run on Saturdays?

Would that not work out?
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